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Nov 19, 2012

Subject: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Observers: John Pavlich, William Bibbiani

Record Date: November 18, 2012, 04:32 PM

Plot Summary: In addition to dealing with relationship fallout from his best friend and his would-be girlfriend, Peter Parker is losing his super powers and must give up being Spider-Man. Meanwhile, a mad scientist uses his invention of artificially intelligent, robotic tentacles to create and harness an exciting, yet unstable energy source that could destroy the city of New York.

Note: This commentary track is to be synchronized with the Theatrical Cut of the film, which runs at 127 minutes. Continuing our retrospective on Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy, Crave Online's film channel editor (and co-host of The B-Movies Podcast), William Bibbiani is back (check out all past appearances on the podcast here) for a commentary on the second film in this recently, unfairly dismissed and misunderstood series. We further discuss the psychology of Peter Parker, the physics and logistics of the film's set pieces and narrative structure and a sudden epiphany regarding the character of Mary Jane Watson. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD.